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13 to 5: Supervisor Lorenzetti calls five committee structure ‘crazy’ in FL1 interview

Thirteen committees is a lot. Limiting the number of standing committees within the Seneca County Board of Supervisors down to five would be ‘crazy’ according to Fayette Supervisor Cindy Garlick-Lorenzetti. “We have 13. We could maybe chisel down a couple of them — get it down to 11,” she explained. “But to go with the proposal that was given by... more

Prison City Pub & Brewery wins four medals at national beer competition

Already recognized nationally for its Belgian and India pale ales, Auburn’s Prison City Pub & Brewery earned hardware for a slew of other beer styles at the 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards Jan. 28 and 29 in Bend, Oregon. The Copper John is the only winner currently on tap at the five-barrel brewpub, which owners Dawn and Marc Schulz... more

Yates DA Valerie Gardner seeks re-election

Yates County District Attorney Valerie Gardner announced she will be seeking re-election this November at the Jan. 26 meeting of the Yates County Republican Committee. In making the announcement, Gardner, a life-long Republican, reviewed the accomplishments of her office over the last three years. “When I ran for District Attorney in 2013, I promised to cut the budget in the... more

Chickens in Geneva? Depends how council rules

Jeff Henderson claims his egg cooperative on former industrial land on State Street is a success. Now he thinks it’s time all city residents have the opportunity to own chickens — and the chance for fresh, free-range eggs. At last month’s City Council meeting, Henderson gave a report on his egg cooperative, which also includes a solar panel operation. He... more

Rex Ryan breaks his silence, and bitterness spews out

Well, it took a few weeks for the bombast to return, but Rex Ryan — newly-minted television analyst — let his true feelings be heard Monday night regarding his firing by the Buffalo Bills. In a story written by Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Ryan said he wasn’t bitter about losing his job, but then spent most... more

Police: Auburn man who crashed his truck on Friday facing weapons charge

An Auburn man who led police on a chase before crashing his truck on Friday is facing more charges from an alleged incident in December. The Auburn Police Department said on Dec. 27, Galen R. Sikes, of Auburn held a pocket knife to his roommate’s throat. Though the person did not sustain any injuries, police charged Sikes with third-degree criminal... more

EXCLUSIVE: Update from General Manager Jeff Babinski on del Lago Resort & Casino grand opening (full coverage)

On Monday, del Lago Resort & Casino general manager Jeff Babinski discussed the final stages of preparation his team was moving through ahead of Wednesday’s grand opening. “Property is looking amazing. Got some crews going through making some final touches, making sure everything is spotless,” Babinski recounted to Harold Weber during a Monday morning podcast. He talked about the sheer... more

‘UP IN THE AIR’: Fayette Supervisor highlights issues with Depot bid process (podcast)

“We’re pretty much up in the air right now.” Fayette Town Supervisor Cindy Lorenzetti sounded off on Tuesday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast highlighting a number of the issues she sees with the process that has resulted in a lease of the property. The option to lease the 7,000 acres was not on the table as the Seneca... more

Auburn considers citywide rental property registry

Communicating with landlords has been an issue historically for many municipalities. Auburn is no exception. In Auburn’s case, solutions have been approached over the years with varying levels of progress. In 2007, for example, then-Mayor Tim Lattimore suggested a registry documenting contact information for landlords or their local representatives. The program was never instated, while the city later established a... more

Light poles cause concern at outlet mall

When Waterloo Premium Outlets opened on Route 318 in 1994, it had nearly 100 light poles erected on the property, mostly in its expansive parking lot. Over the years, their bases rusted out and weakened, making them susceptible to being blown over by high winds. One employee reported a falling pole nearly hit his parked car. Daniel Delson, senior vice... more

Ontario County officials ‘thrilled’ by tax growth

An economic indicator that is up less than 1 percent is hardly cause for celebration. Ontario County officials, however, are calling an increase in fourth-quarter sales tax revenue for 2016 good news. Revenue increased .79 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015. “We are thrilled to see growth, even if it is small growth,” said County Administrator Mary Krause. “We... more

Cops: ‘As many as 75’ kids at underage drinking party; Skaneateles parents charged

Skaneateles Police say they’ve charged two parents for a party allegedly involving underage drinking that had “as many as 75 juveniles” at their home. Authorities were sent to the home at 14 Prentiss Drive at about 11 pm Sunday night. Responding officers reported there were dozens of juveniles in the home, some of whom fled when police arrived. Police say... more

Donations made for Class of 2017 as investigation continues

Dundee Central School Superintendent Kelly Houck reports the investigation into misappropriation of the 2017 senior class funds continues. Parents and families of the students have been encouraged to share any information surrounding fund-raising or other class activity with Yates County Sheriff’s Office investigators. Meanwhile, she says, the class is very busy with senior activities, including a successful chicken barbecue. Chronicle-Express:... more

Man charged in connection with 14 burglaries pleads not guilty in Cayuga County

A 26-year-old man charged in connection with more than a dozen burglaries in Cayuga and Onondaga counties pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Cayuga County Court. Steven Clark, of 255 Cedar Court, Baldwinsville, was one of four people charged with committing several burglaries last summer. The Citizen: Read More more

Three hunters ticketed for shooting 35 ducks on Owasco Lake

On Jan. 15, off duty ECOs Scott Angotti and Josh Crain were waterfowl hunting on Owasco Lake in the town of Scipio when they observed three individuals shoot a large group of redhead ducks swimming into the men’s decoy spread. The three subjects all emptied their shotguns into the flock, killing a total of 35 redhead ducks and possibly wounding... more

STUDY: How much does fighting fires in Ontario Co. cost taxpayers?

The goal was to learn more about fire service in Ontario County. The Ontario County Values, Inc. or OCVI, an independent and not-for-profit corporation was formed to compare the costs of local government services in Ontario County. The results have been released. As expected there are disparities throughout Ontario County — when it comes to actual cost for fire services.... more

VARSITY NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER: Waterloo visits Mynderse on Senior Night (webcast replay)

Crosstown rivals Mynderse Academy and Waterloo face off in a Varsity Night girls-boys doubleheader in Seneca Falls on FingerLakes1.TV. It is also Senior Night for the Mynderse girls and boys programs with a special presentation between the two games. Dave Barnick and Kevin Korzeniewski have the call from Arthur L. Baker Gymnasium for FL1 Sports. Watch the live stream on... more
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